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Updated Nov 14, 19

Current States under quarantine for Piroplasmosis

Texas, New Mexico

For Canadian horses (horses that have been in the US for less than 60 days) returning from Texas/New Mexico:

  • Horses will need to have a new export certificate issued from an accredited USDA vet within 30 days preceding importation to Canada. They will need their previous export papers to prove they are Canadian horses returning

  • Horses will need a negative piroplasmosis test within the 15 days preceding importation to Canadian. This is done at the NVSL in Ames, Iowa.

  • Owners will need to apply for an import permit from CFIA. You can obtain the application for the permit here

  • Once completed, return your application to Permits generally take 10-14 business days to be returned to you so please make sure to apply for your permit in plenty of time before you leave

  • Your horses and paperwork will need to be examined at the border on the Canadian side on the way back into Canada by the border veterinarian. It is recommended to book an appointment with them to avoid delays. 

Download Import Permit



Updated Dec 30, 19

Current States under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis:



**Please avoid travel through these states if possible. If unavoidable, your horse must remain in an unaffected state for 21 days prior to re-entering Canada. 



Updated Nov 14, 19

All horses leaving the Province of Alberta are required to have a

Livestock Identification Permit. Please see the attached readouts,

or visit the LIS website for more information.


If you bring the horse to them:

  • for 7 day permit $2 + gst

  • annual permit which expires on Dec 31st of the year $10 + gst

  • lifetime permit which is available (good for the duration that an owner owns the horse) $30 + gst

If they travel to you add on $20 for travel.

Please contact them directly to set up an inspection.

Prices are subject to change - please contact LIS to confirm costs and procedures. 

Download LIS Poster / Download ABVMA LIS Info


requirements for spruce/rmsj

All horses are now required to have a negative coggins test within the last 180 days, and have been vaccinated against equine influenza/equine herpes virus (2 way) vaccine within the last 6 months. Horses must not have been vaccinated within the 7 day period prior to entering the grounds. 

Please call the office to book an appointment. 

We are unable to issue vaccine letters if the vaccine has not been administered by one of our veterinarians. 

Please allow at least 3 business days for coggins results. 




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Rocky View County, AB

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